Gatsby Cocktail: Basil Gin Fizz

The 1920s was the era of prohibition. It was illegal to drink alcohol, yet ironically more was drunk than ever before. Americans sneakily brewed and sold their own beverages on the black market, and it became in vogue to drink exotic and exciting cocktails. Gin, in particular was hugely popular during bootlegging times, and many […]

Moroccan Mint Cooler

There is nothing more invigorating on a humid afternoon than this refreshing Morocco-inspired Mint Tea Cooler. Combining tart lemons, sweet brown sugar, fresh aromatic mint and thirst-quenching tea, this delicious mix tantalises the taste buds, while hinting at the exotica of Morocco. Perfect as a palette cleanser or after meal treat, serve your cooler from […]

Mini Scones

Who doesn’t enjoy a fresh, home-made scone? Easy and cheap to make, they are also simply scrumptious. They may not be the most delicate of foods, but this recipe suggests using smaller cutters to create mini scones, which can then of course be elegantly served on one of our lovely glass cake stands with afternoon […]

Banana and Date Loaf

Quite addictive, this cake will disappear from the plate in minutes. The optional mascarpone topping gives a nice sweet edge. Serve it as part of afternoon tea on one of our beautiful cake stands! Print Banana and Date Loaf Ingredients For the Loaf: 200 grams Plain Flour 1 Pinch of Salt 1/2 tbsp Bicarbonate of […]

Mini Meringues

I have always been a huge fan of meringues. They are unashamedly easy to make, yet look so vibrant and beautiful piled onto a plate or cake stand. Serve them to friends after dinner as petit fours or in large batches at a party. This recipe makes 24, but you’re bound to need more so […]

Rose Cocktail

Summer makes me think of roses. Sophie Dahl’s rose cocktail recipe is immensely feminine and equally simple to make. Sprinkle with edible rose petals for a delicate yet glamorous finish. Print Rose Cocktail Ingredients 1 Bottle of Prosecco 4 – 6 tbsp Rose Syrup Instructions 1. Pour the prosecco into the serving glasses and then […]

Afternoon Tea Cupcakes

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James When lunch is a distant memory and dinner still feels like a long way off, there is nothing more enjoyable than the light relief of the delicate sweet treats and savoury snacks of Afternoon […]